Company Visit Smurfit Kappa Global Experience Center

About Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa is a FTSE 100 company and one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world with approximately 46,000 employees in over 350 production sites across 35 countries and with a total revenue of € 8.9 billion in 2018.

About the Global Experience Center
World’s largest packaging Experience Centre is based at Schiphol, the Netherlands. It is supported by a global network of 26 Experience Centres. Our worldwide Experience Centres are a way for us to share knowledge with customers and help them gain real business value from hands-on experience. Customers come to explore how paper and packaging can meet their business needs, learn from leading behavioural insights, analyse supply chain trends and observe our advanced paper and packaging design tools.


15.00 Reception & Registration
15.15 Welcome by Carola Vogel-Brem, Deputy Chairman IMA Netherlands
15.30 Introduction by Mr. Arco Berkenbosch, Vice President
16.00 Exclusive Guided Tour
17.00 Drinks & Small bites
18.00 Farewell
18.30 IMA-Dinner (in restaurant close by, on own expenses)

Fee & Registration
€ 10,00 for IMA peers
€ 10,00 for Corporate Partners
€ 15,00 for Non IMA peers

For this company visit a limited number of places is available.

Parking is available at parking garage P12 at your own expense.

Public Transport
Also by train, Smurfit Kappa can easily be reached. It is a 10 minute walk from Schiphol Airport to Smurfit Kappa Global Experience Center.

Cancellation policy

In case of non-attendance or cancellation one week before the event, there is no refund due to the obligation IMA Netherlands has towards the venue partner.

Introduction Mr. Arco Berkenbosch

After successfully obtaining his PhD, Arco Berkenbosch worked as a consultant for private packaging businesses, advising international B2B and B2C companies on packaging solutions. Arco was appointed as the Vice President of Innovation and Development in 2008. This role involved driving the innovation and insight strategy to further develop the Smurfit Kappa value proposition and enable profitable growth. After more than 20 years of working in packaging innovation, Arco has spoken at seminars and conferences in excess of 20 countries.